Deep Water Cay Club: Grand Bahama Island

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At Deep Water Cay Club, anglers will find more than 250 square miles of flats to fish either by wading or from a poled skiff. The wadeable flats are hard-packed white sand, and the bones are easy to spot. Boat fishing is done around the softer bottoms covered in turtle grass. Bones here are plentiful and often large. Anglers can expect to see schools of fish numbering in the hundreds, but it’s the singles and doubles that provide the draw: These “solos” and “pairs” often eclipse the 10-pound mark. A staff of veteran native Bahamian guides will help anglers find and land these trophy fish.

A new fleet of top-of-the-line Hells Bay Marquesa and Professional Model skiffs ensure comfort on the flats. These boats are designed to float in the skinniest of water and afford a dry ride and stability while casting. Everyone will appreciate the leaning bars and quiet four-stroke, environmentally friendly 70- and 90-horsepower Yamaha outboard engines. For the offshore enthusiast, the club has added two new World Cats to its fleet.

A new Tiki Bar, complete with shady palms and fire pit, welcomes anglers off the water at days end. Other notable new amenities include the floating dock, kayak rack, swimming beach, scuba pro shop, fly shop, club reservations office and activity center.

Accommodations are comfortably relaxed. Individuals and fishing partners typically prefer the cabanas. These one-bedroom units have a private bathroom, two full-size beds and a front porch that overlooks an inviting bonefish flat. Each comes with a refrigerator, coffee maker, walk-in closet and air conditioning. Private homes are also available and feature full kitchens, sitting and living rooms, dining areas and wrap-around verandas. A variety of cottages will meet any group’s particular needs.

Deep Water Cay has been the “go to” club for many years. Be sure to put it on your short list of must see lodges. A five-night / four-day flats fishing package starts at $4,250 per person based on a shared room and guide and includes room taxes and staff gratuities.